Thursday, February 11, 1965

Mason City Globe Gazette

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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL ids MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11 1965 UOc Consists of Two Associated Full Least Wlrei No 3 Renew N Viet air attacks 750 planes carry out the third retaliatory strike in a week m M Photofax BOMBED VIET NAM rises from burning truck at left and bomb craters pock ground in North Viet Nam village of Vinh Lmh Mon day after attack by South Vietnamese and U S planes In lower center aie smashed truck shelters At upper center are wrecked tinroof barracks This is the first photograph received showing damage inflicted by this week s retalia tory air strike on North Viet Nam Hughes wants to alter provisions of labor law DES MOINES AP Govl Harold Hughes said Thursday he wants to modify some other provisions of the Iowa labor law as well as the righttowork section He said at a news conference he is opposed in principle to closed shop would be re a union before permitting the where workers quired to join getting a job Labor forces in Iowa wan the closed shop prohibition re pealed although it still would be in effect in federal law The Iowa Democratic platform also calls for repeal of the state law A hill lo repeal the law wa reported out of a House com mittcc recently and Hughe shortly afterward spoke at caucus of House Democrats He said he was mad but ha refused to say what he told th representatives The governor said the pla form plank calling for outrigh repeal of the law was slippe i there without my knowl edge The House later returned the bill to study Hughes said he had noth this action al e did not know who was hanl The Democratic governor ling labor legislation in the had strong labor support in general Assembly and ejcctjon campaign said h frankly at this point I think ill kc cha in as been poorly handled Hughes has said he wants tothe Iowa law on sympathy How the union shop which also strikes and secondary boycotts s prohibited by Iowa law Un on shop contracts require em iloyes to join a union after tak ng a job under union jurisdic ion but do not restrict hiring to jnion members Hughes also said he wants to Route 1 lost to Reds Corrupt Viet officials blamed By MALCOLM W BROWNE SAIGON South AM e t Nam Cong troops v i r t ually unhindered by South Vietnamese govern ment operations have placed a stranglehold on the only overland route from Saigon to the border of Communist North Viet Nam There is evidence that corrupt ocal officials acting in collu ion with large and aggressive Communist forces may have made the situation even worse Viet Cong toll booths on ar erial Route 1 only 50 miles east of Saigon have been oper ating openly and freely since November apparently with no ear of major government inter ference These toll booths are believed to have financed the Communist offensive at Binh Gia in Decem ber That operation cost govern ment forces 500 in eluding a Wore of Americans and netted the Viet Cong quanti ties of arms and equipment The locations of the main tol booths in jungled Long Khan Province are well known Four toll and check points operate daily between road markers 1774 and 1780 56 air miles east of Saigon A fairly wide trail leads four miles south from the main road at this point to a Viet Cong hamlet called Tra Cut center of enemy road oper ations in the area An area just south of Tra Cut s a key Viet Cong rest and raining camp The force that fought the Binh Gia campaign is believed to be refitting there now Vietnamese travelers who managed to get through the area reported that more than 20 vehicles including trucks have been hijacked and taken to Tra Cut There old tires are cut up into sandals for the guerrillas new tires are too thick Engines arc converted for use in jungle arms factories and to generate electric power Instruments tak en from cars are used for mak ing lime bombs Nearly all cars buses am GI HOTEL FLATTENED Thick roof sections lie like stacked pancakes after a terrorist bomb flat tened this enlisted mans hotel in Qui Nhon South J Phototax Viet Nam Loss of life was heavy The bombing of this building sparked renewed air attacks on North Viet Nam bases by US and South Viet Nam planes Two Yanks puiled alive from ruins of building an cars uuaua tim lake these labor laws out of the trucks are stopped at the tol criminal section of the code and put them in another part of I Iowa laws Snow blasts Iowa areas By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Heavy snow borne on high From 10 to 15 inches of snow was on the ground at midday In vWS lyzing the OmahaCouncil Bluffs All schools in Council Bluff and the Lewis Central Distric area The Weather Bureau issued a use later reiurnea me i uc ijcwis JUMOVIH committee for more heavy snow warning for all al noon Omaha school ing to do with though he was about The governor glad it came said Thursday state by Friday morning and business places were ac a it iJj IJ LJ II kLJ3o j Jio wi w Up to one foot of snow lo ciOSC or employ forecast in a band stretching cs nome on a staggered basi ifrom southwest to northeastern they could still ge points and charged to depending on the weight of the vehicle its cargo and so on Since November an estimated 540000 has been collected Passengers are checked close ly During the recent holiday season uniformed soldiers with u t weapons were allowed hrough the checkpoint but were tripped of their uniforms Viet ong troops in the area all wear overnment uniforms At other times governmcn fficials and soldiers travel at heir peril There have been some gov crnment raids on the area bu Viet Cong operations continue unchecked One reason is that the area is on the border between the zones of two corps Neither is sure of its jurisdiction The zone also is close to the border between Long Khanh and Binh Tuy prov inces and province chiefs have North Iowa Weather outlook Heavy snow accumulating 4 Inches or mort by Friday morning Northeast winds 2535 miles an hour will considerable blowing and drifting Continued quite cold Lows Thursday night 5 north west to 18 southeast Snow lowly decreasing Friday highs 1223 Weather Details On 2 I Iowa Authorities closed all major roads in the Council Bluffs area o all except emergency traffic Highways closed included 92 home The menwoSd 192 and winds wiU incrcaSC 6 375 275 at Glenwood 192 and Highway Patrol urge motorists not to travel in th Atlantic and Denison areas A late forecast said nort By PETER ARNETT QUI NHON South Viet Nam AP Sweating and crying American rescue workers pulled two American soldiers alive Thursday from the rubble of a U S enlisted mans hotel des troyed by Viet Cong terrorists One of the young American survivors was dragged out of a tunnel dug through the debris after a doctor amputated his leg to free him The doctor crawled into the tunnel smashed into the rocks by U S Army engineers and rescue workers Faint cries from the trapped man were heard at am about six hours after Viet Cong bombs crumpled the fourstory concrete building The soldier was in the rubble for 18 hours before he was pulled out A family of seven Vietnamese living nearby were killed in the Wednesday blast All the Americans in the hotel were Army enlisted men serv ing with 140th Maintenance De tachment Soon after the first cries for help the cries of three other men in the rubble were heard One of them was pulled out leaving two others trapped late Thursday One of the heroes of the bloody night killed two of the 23 missing in building WASHINGTON Iff The Pentagon said Thursday that the latest estimate received here on casu a I t i e in the bombing of the US military billet at Qui Nhon showed two known dead 23 missing and 18 injured Viet Cong attackers and sur vived himself Spec 5 Robert K Marshall was on the second floor of the building when the attack began Viet Cong squads poured ma chinegun fire into the building Marshall rushed onto the bal conv of the building with his carbine and emptied his maga zine at two terrorists firing from a street across the way After killing both he rushed back into his room for more ammunition but the explosion went off at that moment Mar shall was evacuated to Saigon Marshall saved himself by diving under his bed when the building collapsed Rescue1 workers at the scene were working to the point of ex haustion One who played a key role in freeing the first trapped American was Spec John Huske a surgical rescue man from Ronan Mont He was one of the first men at the scene and was still there late this afternoon Huske built the tunnel to the trapped man then stayed and comforted him The tunnel was 2 feet wide and 10 feet long In the final moments of the rescue Huske had to break the remaining part of the leg which the surgeon could not saw off Huske vvas in tears as he emerged grimy and dusty from the hole Civil ceremony Biggest Beatle betrothed or bells ring for Ringo ROUTE 1 Continued on Page 2 75 The only major artery not af fected immediately was Inter state 29 which runs north and south Winds whistling in from the north and northeast up to 40 miles pcr hour kept 129 clear of snow Eastwest roads in the Coun cil Bluffs area were virtually impassable with drifts piling up to a depth of several feet I per hour in th northwest and extreme west by Thursday evening KOSYGIN IN KOREA TOKYO Wl Soviet Pre mier Alexci N Kosygin flew to North Korea Thursday from Peking after talking with Com munist Chinas Mao Tzctung It was their firstmeeting since Kosygin became premier A 9 On the inside Editoriali Society news 478 Sports 910 Cub 11 Latest markets 12 Mason City ntws 1213 Comics U Clear Lake newt 15 Classified pages 1417 North Iowa news 18 LONDON Starr the Beatles drummer mar ried 18yearold Maureen Cox Thursday Ringo is 24 A spokesman said the par ents of both Ringo and his bride were present for the civil ceremony at the Lon dons Caxton Hall registry of fice Ringo and Maureen were married at am After the ceremony they left London for a short honeymoon at an un disclosed place The spokesman said Ringo had to be back in London Monday for movie work Barry Digwecd superin tendent registrar of Caxton Hall performed the cere mony I The B e a 11 e s manager Brian Epstein was best man Also present at the cere took about five two Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison Lennon was accom panied by his wife Ringos wedding leaves two Beatles unmarried Harrison and Paul McCartney San Franciscoborn Walter Shcnson producer of the Beatle mo v i e s described Mrs Ringo as A very charming quiet little girl and deeply in love with Ringo and Ringo deeply in love with her Maureen is dark haired and like many British girls her age wears her hair long but with bangs Pilot 4 jets are lost Raid called successful SAIGON Viet Nam Striking from land and sea about 150 U S and South Vietnamese w a r p 1 a n e s smashed at targets in North Viet Nam Thursday in reprisal for Viet Cong attacks capped by the blast ing of a US billet in Qui Nhon Four carrierbased U S Navy planes and one pilot vere lost as a result of the ction otherwise described by an American spokesman as highly successful It was the third air strike against the Communist North since Sunday The earlier at acks Sunday and Monday had been in retaliation for a Viet Cong attack on an air base in which eight Americans were killed The strike Thursday was be lieved to be the heaviest yet launched against the North It was made by 28 Vietnamese fighterbombers with an escort of U S Air Force F100 jet fight ers and Navy planes This area bombed Thursday is about 70 miles north of tha 17th parallel boundary separaU ing North and South Viet Nam The Defense Department spokesman said an early as sessment was that this raid was highly successful The returning pilots reported heavy fires in one area and moderate fires in two other areas Communist antiaircraft fire ranged from heavy to light and moderate the spokesman said Two hours later US and South Vietnamese air force planes struck at another area called Chap Le just above tha 17th parallel This too was described as a barracks area and is near a center of Communist infiltration preparations called Vinh Linh Results there were successful the spokesman said stressing that these were preliminary re ports The barracks areas were de scribed as containing training supply maintenance and other facilities in addition to troop housing The Pentagon announcement followed up a White House statement which had told only of US air elements joining in the new strikes and named the targets as military facili ties in North Viet Nam used by Hanoi for the training and infil tration of Viet Cong personnel into South Viet Nam The Vietnamese planes smashed at staging areas for Viet Cong infiltrators with rock ets and bombs after the Ameri can jets worked over the areas defenses with their own rockets and bombs The commander of the Viet namese air force Brig Gen VIET Continued on Page 2 Reds claim they downed 7 planes TOKYO in Radio Hanoi claimed North Vietnamese forces shot down seven US planes damaged many others and captured one Amtrcian pilot Thursday They identified the pilot as Robert Shumaker Photofax RINGO AND WIFE This is a recent picture of Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox the girl he married in London SAME DATI1H4W